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Venture Kick

 Awards & Accelerator Programs

The philanthropic initiative Venture Kick provides up to CHF 150,000 in seed funding to Swiss startups. In addition, it offers a well-structured entrepreneurial path towards building a winning business. Startups pitch to expert juries at three stages to obtain funding, gaining direct feedback, and access to an international network of successful entrepreneurs and investors.

Since its launch in 2007, Venture Kick has supported 800+ Swiss startup projects with CHF 36+ million. The program of financial support, training, and network has led to the creation of 592 companies. Venture Kick counts a portfolio of 500 active high-tech companies and 50 exits. The alumni companies have attracted a total of CHF 4.5 billion from leading Swiss and international investors. The supported startups have created 8,105 jobs and represent 53 companies ranked in the TOP 100 Swiss Startups 2020.

The Venture Kick Foundation is supported by Gebert Rüf Stiftung, Ernst Göhner Stiftung, Hauser-Stiftung, André Hoffmann, Hansjörg Wyss, Martin Haefner, Fondation Pro Techno, ESA BIC Switzerland, and Swisscom.

  • Areas of Expertise: All fields of Life Sciences
  • Services: Education & Training, Events, Funding, Investment capital, Knowledge transfer, Support & coaching for startups, Technology transfer